This week's Works for Me Wednesday theme is solving summer boredom ideas for kid's and here is our solution:
We have made a Reward/Fun Activity Jar (I know the jar could use a little decoration. Every day when I see it on top of my fridge, I can hear my paint markers calling!)
This jar has been with us for some time now and originally came about as a discipline tool for our 4 year old, who has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. Our biggest challenge with him at the time was discipline as no punishment and reward system was working but I did realize that he loves to be in control. My simple solution - if you behave you choose our afternoon fun-time activity. He actually seemed even more attentive to our afternoon time because "he picked". It also "reminded" me to do things that on a busy hectic day I just don't think of including toys and items that are packed away in the back of the closet.
The papers inside have changed many times, with new ones being added all the time. There are also doubles of things that the boys really love to do such as go to a playground, nature walk, etc. The following is just a sample -